ECIA Releases 2-D Barcode Videos

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is pleased to announce the availability of two videos that explain and demonstrate the business benefits of two-dimensional (2-D) barcode technology. The association’s Supply Chain Council (SCC) recently developed an industry standard guideline for 2-D barcode. Member  companies are now transitioning to the system and seeing improved productivity, improved…

Rambus & Qualcomm Sign Patent Pact

Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS) today announced that it has signed a comprehensive patent license agreement with Qualcomm Global Trading Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. The agreement provides Qualcomm Incorporated and its subsidiaries with access to innovative patented memory, interface, and security technologies from Rambus. Other terms of the agreement are confidential. “This agreement highlights…

X-fest Sign-ups Open

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) today announced registration is now open for X-fest 2014 technical workshops in North America and Europe. The 39-city international X-fest seminar series offers free, full day, how-to training for system designers targeting Xilinx® All Programmable products. X-fest will run from September 2014 through January…

Vishay Acquires Holy Stone

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, today announced the acquisition of Holy Stone Polytech Co., Ltd. (“Holy Stone Polytech”), a Japanese manufacturer of tantalum capacitors, from Holy Stone Enterprise Co. Ltd. The purchase price was approximately $21 million subject to customary post-closing adjustments.…

Mouser Launches ‘Wearables’ Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc., has just launched the new Wearables Technology site, sponsored by STMicroelectronics. This new technology site on Mouser.com provides product information on STMicroelectronics (ST) semiconductor devices that satisfy the always-on, low power, network connected requirements of the emerging Wearables Device and Internet of Things applications. The new STMicroelectronics Wearables Technology site, available on…

PEI-Genesis Awarded AS9100C:2009

PEI-Genesis, Inc., one of the world’s fastest assemblers of precision connectors and power supplies, has reached the achievement of AS9100C:2009 certification for its corporate headquarters and South Bend, IN production facility. Certification was awarded on June 5, 2014 following a two year investment in preparation and audit processes. AS9100C:2009 is a rigorous quality management system…

New Packaging for Molex SL Connectors

  Molex Incorporated announced today that its comprehensive SL™ (Stackable Linear) Modular Connector System is available in tape-and-reel packaging with pick-and-place vacuum caps.  The updated system enables the use of an automated termination procedure to facilitate high-speed processing and accurate placement on the printed circuit board (PCB).  The SL family of connectors offers a modular…